After long years of other projects (mostly Horus Heresy/Age of Darkness and a little bit of Adeptus Titanicus) I decided to return to 40k. I stopped playing the main game with the transition from 7th edition to 8th because of many reasons, but as 2020 kicked in I felt that there are some hidden resources still within me to give 40k a new chance. It is still the most popular game, and wherever I go, I will find someone who plays it. I like the models, and I think that I can make some compromise with the rules.
I'm musing with the idea for some time now, made some careful steps last year, but in the end everything remained the same, and I threw away my initial ideas. But as GW started getting ready the multi-part boxes for the Adepta Sororitas, I felt that I have found the project, that could take me back to the game again.
I bought the Codex and the first box of Sisters this week, and I started to read it, and make some plans, but I'm a bit uncertain on how to begin. I didn't want to mess it up And as much as I would like to have an effective army on the field, I also want to have a satisfying hobby project to.
Now, I would like to ask for some assistance with my first steps.
From my personal perspektive I lean more for the Ebon Chalice because of the colour scheme, but the Sacred Rose and the Bloody Rose looks also interesting. What would you recommend: stick to one Order, or use multiple orders in multiple Detachments, to use their advantages? Also, I didn't found that many hints on Ebon Chalice, and it seems, that most people run mainly Valorous Heart or Argent Shroud.
Miniaturewise, first I would like to create the backbone of my army with several Battle Sisters Squads. Would a start with 4 5-lady Squad with double Storm Bolters be a good start? I'm also thinking on getting the Retributor Box for additional Heavy Weapon bodies, wherewith I could later mix up the Storm Bolters. I would like to focus more on the Sisters side of the Codex, with maybe some Penitent Engines/Mortifiers. Also, I love jump infantry
Thank you for your suggestions in advance, and I hope, that I could pop up updates on my army regularly...